New Jersey Risk Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Accidental release and risk management program: 40 CFR 68

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Toxic Catastrophe Prevention Act (TCPA) program: New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC) 7:31-1.1 to 7:31-11.5

Applicability: NJAC 7:31-1.1, NJAC 7:31-1.5, and NJAC 7:31-6.1

Extraordinarily hazardous substances (EHSs) and Threshold Quantities: NJAC 7:31-1.1 and NJAC 7:31-6.1 to 7:31-6.3

Prevention program requirements:

Program 1: NJAC 7:31-1.1

Program 2: NJAC 7:31-1.1

Program 3: NJAC 7:31-1.1, NJAC 7:31-2.1, NJAC 7:31-2.2, and NJAC 7:31-4.1 to 7:31-4.12

Emergency response program: NJAC 7:31-5.2

TCPA risk management plan (RMP) submission:

Submission content: NJAC 7:31-7.2

Compliance schedule: NJAC 7:31-7.5

New covered processes: NJAC 7:31-4.11

RMP review and work plans: NJAC 7:31-7.3 and NJAC 7:31-9.1 to 7:31-9.5

Inspections: NJAC 7:31-8.2 and Administrative Order No. 2005-5

Fees: NJAC 7:31-1.11A


Risk management process operators: NJAC 7:31-4.4

EHS list: NJAC 7:31-6.3

Reactive hazard substances (RHSs) list: NJAC 7:31-6.3

Regulatory Agencies

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Environmental Management Division of Environmental Health and Safety Bureau of Release Prevention

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. New Jersey was granted delegated authority by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer and enforce its own risk management program, also known as the Toxic Catastrophe Prevention Act (TCPA) program. The current TCPA program merges the requirements of the preexisting TCPA program with the federal risk management ...

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